Sophie Wynne-Jones is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Bangor University. She is an expert in the social dimensions and human impacts of rewilding and has worked with numerous conservation organisations to advise on the implementation of rewilding in the UK. She is a member of the IUCN CEM Rewilding Thematic Group.
Her research covers the following topics:
1) Human-nature relations and environmental governance: ambitions for rewilding, innovative governance mechanisms - e.g payments for ecosystem services, community-led and participatory management - and the implications these approaches have.
2) Farming and agricultural change: farmer decision-making, learning and practise; impacts of policy transitions (e.g. Brexit); adoption of environmental management; co-operative behaviours.
3) Knowledge controversies: understanding different knowledge systems, and how stakeholders interact and negotiate strategies for rural and landscape futures.